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Spy Kids [2001] (1 disc)
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Director:Robert Rodriguez
Writer:Robert Rodriguez
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:88 minutes
(1 hour 28 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:92%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Kids
  • Family
  • Comedy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Mystery
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Synopsis: Carmen and Juni are unaware that their parents are retired superspies until they decide to go on one more mission.


Reaction: Rather than make a movie that he thinks kids would like, Rodriguez makes a movie that he feels a kid would have made. That's the charm of this movie series.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Robert Rodriguez => Director / Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Alan Cumming => Fegan Floop
Alexa Vega => Carmen Cortez
Antonio Banderas => Gregorio Cortez
Carla Gugino => Ingrid Cortez
Cheech Marin => Felix Gumm
Danny Trejo => Machete
Daryl Sabara => Juni Cortez
Dick Clark => Financier
George Clooney => Devlin
Houston Hooker => Lisp's Robot Son
Mike Judge => Donnamight / Donnagon
Norman Cabrera => Tall & Skinny / FoOglie #2
Rachel Duhame => President's Robot Daughter
Robert Patrick => Mr. Lisp
Shannon Shea => Flower / FoOglie #1
Teri Hatcher => Ms. Gradenko
Tony Shalhoub => Alexander Minion
Trant Batey => Too Too / FoOglie #3

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The Thumb-Thumbs are based on a drawing that Robert Rodriguez did as a child.
  • This is the last Robert Rodriguez movie shot on film. Post-production was done at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch where he introduced Rodriguez to High-Definition digital filmmaking.
  • Director Robert Rodriguez edited the movie in his garage. His garage is actually a state of the art editing studio that is in his home, but he calls it his garage.
  • The name of the Teri Hatcher character, Miss Gradenko, is a reference to a song by [?] The Police on their 1983 Synchronicity album.
  • Inspired by Rodriguez's segment in Four Rooms.
  • In this film Carla Gugino is depicted as already being a grown adult before having children. In reality, she was only 17 when Alexa Vega (Carmen) was born.